Ararat SES volunteers have responded to 12 calls for assistance in the last 24 hours after damaging winds and heavy rainfall hit the region overnight.
The SES unit received calls for fallen trees and flooding in Ararat, Buangor, Denicull Creek and Bayindeen.
An SES spokeswoman said Ararat was the third busiest unit in the mid-west/Grampians region, which overall responded to 56 calls.
"Out of those 56 calls, 29 were for trees down, 17 for flood, nine for building damage and one for helping Ambulance," said the SES spokeswoman.
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SES volunteers at the Ballarat Unit responded to 22 calls, while Hepburn Shire responded to 13 calls. An address in Alfredton near Ballarat lost part of its roof in the strong winds early Monday morning.
As at 9.45am, Victoria SES volunteers had received 385 calls for assistance in the past 24 hours.
165 of those calls were related to fallen trees, whilst 100 were from the impacts of flooding and 89 for building damage.
Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Keris Arndt said there had been approximately 300,000 lightning strikes across Victoria over the past 24 hours.
"There was definitely a fair bit of wind damage reported with the storms that went through. I have seen photos of fences down and roof damage ... at this stage it doesn't look like we have seen any tornadic activity, it's mostly winds that will be associated with thunderstorm outflow," he said.
A severe weather warning for heavy rainfall remains in place for the eastern part of the state. Victoria SES reminded the community to not drive on flooded roads - it can take just 15cm to float a small car.
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